Winner of an ASTRA Best Toys For Kids award, this is the construction set that lets young engineers design their own remote-controlled machines. The 182 snap-together pieces come with instructions to build 10 different vehicles and machines, such as a bulldozer, crane, Formula One racer, robotic arm, and even an antique car. All vehicles are powered using one or more of three included remote-controlled motors for basic forward and reverse movement; the crane even employs all three for rolling, rotating, and raising and lowering the arm. Children can control all three motors at once with the easy-to-operate infrared remote. A 48-page color instruction book illustrates step-by-step instructions for building each model, though children can always invent designs from their own imagination. Requires 5 AA batteries. Ages 8 and up. 15" H x 12" W x 3" D. (3 lbs.)
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from Richmond, Virginia
Youngsters are learning to be creative and using scientific interaction of motion, mechanical interactions, and constructiuon.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Hull, Iowa
My grandson, who loves gadgets and building things, will get hours and hours of fun out of this!! His dad will love "helping" him too!
This is fantastic
By Captain Mike
from Atlanta, GA
So much is available to kids now. But so much of it is for easy, instant gratification. This kit requires (and develops) a calm and methodical approach. It introduces the concept of machines in an exciting yet educational way. My 10 year old (who spends most of his time with video games) was impatient to tear into the most impressive looking model. After 15 minutes he grew frustrated that things did not quite work. Then he and I went back, deconstructing, until we found where he had put a part upside down. We then proceeded with more care until the machine was finished. My son was delighted with the outcome and the knowledge that the result was down to his careful work. I was delighted that a lesson had been learned about taking care and being methodical.
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